China Eastern Airlines' Yunnan branch is reported to be planning to launch its second international route to the South Asian subcontinent, the Kunming-Katmandu, Nepal direct flight on July 17, 2009.
The flight is scheduled to take off every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday and will be operated using Boeing 737 aircraft. This is also the third international direct flight departing from Kunming launched by China Eastern's Yunnan branch in 2009, following the Kunming-Siem Reap, Cambodia and Kunming-Phuket, Thailand flights.
To date, the Yunnan branch of China Eastern has flights to Osaka, Singapore, Phuket, Siem Reap, Vientiane, Phnom Penh, Dacca and Calcutta. This new flight will further expand the international flight network of Yunnan branch covering East Asia, South Asia and Southeast Asia.